Closed Compact Report: Moldova Compact | May 2017
The Millennium Challenge Corporation’s compact in Moldova invested $259 million to improve the country’s road infrastructure and support the transition to high-value agriculture. As a result of the compact, a 96 km section of a critical, highly deteriorated road connecting Moldova to Ukraine was rebuilt to international standards. In addition, 10 centralized irrigation systems that had fallen into disrepair, covering over 11,500 hectares, were upgraded, with management transferred to Water User Associations (WUAs) created under the compact to ensure stainability. While information collected in 2015 indicates a lower impact of the irrigation project than estimated, other infrastructure and legal reforms enacted during the compact are key to transforming Moldova’s agricultural sector into one focused on growth.